The Madeleine Brand Show for April 9, 2012

Journalist Ahmed Rashid discusses his new book 'Pakistan on the Brink'

Over the weekend, a major step forward was made in the contentious relationship between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visited India on Sunday, marking the first presidential visit between the countries in seven years. Though largely symbolic, the visit could signal a move toward diplomatic progress.

To learn more about the problems facing Pakistan - we turned to Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid.

Rashid has written several books on the region. He joins the show to discuss his new book, "Pakistan on the Brink."

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